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72 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2023 e last three years have been a challenge. If it wasn't the "Rona," aka COVID-19, it was the circus of shenanigans back in Washington, nei- ther of which have been pleasant. So, it's not hard to figure out why we are all in this current situation. maybe we're not quite yet in a reces- sion but rather a stagnation. Many businesses took the "duck and cover " approach, slowly downsizing their operations many times over to weather the storm. e winds of change have come, but many are still like the character Wilson, looking over "Tool Time" Tim's fence to see what he will do. at is keeping us stalled out. It's time to go back to our sheds and sharpen the saw. Now, what do I mean by this? ings may never again be the same as they were in 2019. How we did things, our market share, and our strategies are likely no longer valid. Safe to say, we must rebuild. First, we must examine our core disciplines. Are those previous targets still valid? Is the niche we thought we had still there? Likely, but not as we remember. Don't hold on to something that no longer works. Are your teams smaller? Is that a problem? Not necessarily. ese are your most important employees; they have weathered the hard- ship along with you. It's time to rethink the business. Maybe it's time to redefine your niche. Strong skills come to a team that stands behind strong leadership and for- ward thinking. Sometimes this requires stepping back and restarting from a histori- cal checkpoint, back when pro- Turning Into the Wind Testing Todd by Todd Kolmodin, GARDIEN SERVICES USA 72 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2023

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